A dystopian fantasy set in the United States of 2053, “Last Light Falling” is a thriller about a teenage girl and her twin brother’s struggle to save the world from destruction. Arena and Gabe are twins who were orphaned at a young age, living in foster care, and think that they are alone in the world. They find that their matching cross-shaped birthmarks have a greater meaning than they ever realized when they receive a letter from their estranged uncle, telling them that they have been chosen and must fulfill their destiny of saving the world. The world that Arena and Gabe inhabit is one thrown into chaos by decades of famine, plagues and natural disasters. As they receive the letter, they also learn that these woes were not accidental: they are the result of God’s wrath and worse is to come. In order to set the world right and save humanity from annihilation, Arena and Gabe must do battle with evil itself.
“Last Light Falling” is based on Judeo-Christian tenets and has a Christian theme, but is not a book that preaches or that is designed to convert readers to a particular point of view or philosophy. Rather, it is an adventure/fantasy/thriller that also has the ability to be heart wrenching and touching. The story of Arena and Gabe’s lives and struggles make them empathetic protagonists and the reader is immediately connected to and rooting for them. As the plot unfolds, it is not only the inventive story that captivates, it is the character development. There are many novels that have plot twists, cliffhangers and unexpected endings, but it is rare to find adventure combined with writing that explores its characters with as much depth as Plemons does. Ultimately, Arena and Gabe are the driving forces behind the story in “Last Light Falling”. And they are what make this thriller a cut above many in the genre.
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About the Author
Jay Plemons‘ life is nothing short of extraordinary. From an aspiring chef, carpenter, educator, musician, husband, and father, nothing ever seems too busy when adding yet another hat into the mix as a fiction novelist. With a degree in music business, and a minor in English from Middle Tennessee State University, the aspirations to continue his journey in the arts, has followed Jay to write the Last Light Falling series, which has not only touched on some of his personal experiences, but has also helped him further explore the heightened convictions of faith. Though his first love is music, writing has profoundly changed the way he expresses himself to others, which has recently impacted his son to follow in those same emotional footsteps. When Jay isn’t drumming, writing is his cure to life’s distractions.
Jay’s only philosophy is to enjoy whatever time you can whenever you can, with whoever you can, because the uncertainties that tomorrow may bring will have a profound impact on how you give your time today. If we could all just stop for a moment and enjoy the little things in life that make the big things worthwhile, our troubles would all seem inconsequential.
Raised in a fundamentally sound Christian home, Jay’s quest for knowledge was under a jaded, but compassionate moral compass. But with all questions about life, there’s never a good time for harsh scrutiny, but being a child of God, timing is everything. While scrutiny may come under experiences, it’s our experiences that breeds humility, and that’s what bridges our relationship with God. This is the true nature in which man may take several paths before realizing his chosen path was never meant to be in judgment, hidden in shame and guilt, or riddled with harm. We may not understand the world around us, but comprehending its vast secrets was never the true intentions of our being. We were called to serve one another and accept a gift greater than our minds can possibly fathom–love.
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